This is for all those who've asked me what I think about Sheer Cover. This is my friend's and I have not used it personally, but she does like it a lot. And I must admit, I was quite impressed with the packaging and all the extra free stuff that came along with it, including a compact lipgloss/eyeshadow palette, small kabuki brush in a blacksatin pouch, etc.
Sheer Cover is quite *hot* in my hometown. Women order it and impatiently wait for its arrival! =D
What people I know who use it have to say about it:
I am loving so many things right now. These are just a few of my favorite things. Must-have products and worth every penny!
Marc Jacobs Daisy (RM.213.00)
Marc Jacobs Daisy is THE perfume for the girly girl. I just couldn't leave it behind when I left Delhi. If you tend to get motion sickness while travelling and strong perfumes make you feel nauseous, this is the one for you coz the fragrance is so soft & subtle. Plus the bottle design is beyond cuteness, would you really care how it smells? ;)
Mumbai, July 22, 2010: Lakmé Fashion week (LFW), in its 11th year of extraordinary contribution to the Business of fashion, once again invited new and aspiring models to showcase their very best at the Winter / Festive female model auditions at the Grand Hyatt, Mumbai.
The model auditions serve as a remarkable platform to launch new and untapped young talent. The initiative is an integral part of LFW’s commitment to continuously provide a foundation for new and emerging talent. This season saw 63 talented Indian and international female models turn up to the LFW Winter / Festive 2010 audition. After 2 rounds of short listing by fashion industry experts, 4 models – Anjali Raut, Anuradha Nayudu, Marcela Rodrigues and Reyna Leyva were selected.
LFW model selected - Anuradha Nayudu, Anjali Raut, Rayna Levya and Marcela Rodrigues
First of all, I'm sorry for not updating lately. Took a while to get my internet connection reactivated (I'm in my hometown btw) and now it's quite slow. I will try to post everyday from now on. I'll be here for a month, so I'm planning to do different kinds of posts & some videos (editing one right now)
On to the good news.....
I won the 2nd place in the 'Make Up For Ever ~ Rouge is Art Contest' *jumping up and down* =D
I was pleasantly surprised by this email from them today......
♥ I love Make Up For Ever!!! ♥
Thank You to all of you who wished me luck, commented &'liked' my photo in the MUFE Facebook Fanpage. I really really appreciate it.
Click hereif you haven't seen the the photo that won me 10 Rouge Artist Lipsticks hehe...
I am on a 'Dupes' hunting spree these days. So, when Instyle listed the 15HOTTEST Nail Colors a few weeks ago, I took printouts of all the nail polishes and went looking for dupes, ignoring the puzzledstares of shopkeepers =D
I couldn't find dupes for all of them in one market though.
Nails inc ~ Eden Grove
Isn't that a cute bottle?! And such an unusual nail polish shade. No dupe found. Yet.
Deborah Lippmann ~ Between the Sheets
There is a similar shade in Chambor, in a teeny tiny bottle
Since I'm such a BIG fan Bourjois, I've been asked a lot of times about what I think about their blushers. I've bought just one blush before now, which wasBonne Mine 13,a pretty shade but looked too red on me, so I decided to make it a prize in my first ever giveaway last year
Then after that I was too busy buying their 'new launches' until last week. I got 2 of the little round pots, and now I want ALL of them :P
~ A little about the history behind these little round pots ~
Source: Bourjois website
It all started in the 19th century, when Alexander Napoleon Bourjois began makinglight quality stage make-up for actresses, because he thought thick and messy greasepaint made of fat resulted in a mask-like effect. The first dry powder make-up was called 'Rouge Fin De Theatre'
Then in 1863, he created a baked 'dry' powder that was perfumed with a delicate rose scent, which was made accessible not only to actresses but all women in decorated cardboard boxes (which I think I would like better) The blusher was dry-baked in a dry room in the Bourjois factory in Pantim, a suburb in Paris.
However, the dry baked blushers were given names to describe their colors until 1879, one of the first being 'Rosette Brune' Can you believe this classic shade still exists today??? It's now called 'Cendre de Rose Brune' (3rd in the pics below) I didn't know! Otherwise I would've bought it without a second thought!
You can read more about the history in the Bourjois website. On to the blushes......
There are matte and shimmery with golden flecks Bourjois blushes. The ones with gold shimmer are all the ones with the word "d'or" at the end. 'D'or' means 'golden' in French.
Here are 15 shades of the blushes available in India. ENJOY!
I've found just the perfect dupe for the iconic Nars Orgasm Blush that you can find in most cities in India. I bought this "dupe" specially to compare them for you all who are on the hunt for something similar to the original.
As requested by most of you, here are the reviews and swatches of two lip products from the 'Lakme Night Fever Collection By Suneet Verma'
Warning : Picture heavy!
Aqua Shine Lipcolor
A revolutionary product that’s everyone’s favourite. It’s a lipstick, a lip balm and lip gloss all in one. Available in brand new colors of the season. From luscious Sangria and Plum to sophisticated Sepia and Firebrick shades. With a unique applicator for enhanced color delivery. Just one sweep and you’re ready to go.
The lightweight, translucent gel comes with quick dry formula that fixes the sparkle in place. Paint crystalline lines for a soft look or sweep the entire eyelid for a jewel encrusted look. Can be used as an eye shadow or as a highlighter for cheeks or any other part of the body in classic shades of gold and silver for a subtle, pearly shine.
Price ~ Rs.295
The Good ~ These are very shimmery and light weight. The sparkle looks gorgeous on the lids. They do dry quickly. The doe foot applicator is perfect to get the color right where you want it. I love them because they give the same effect as pigments without the mess. You can apply a little or more depending on how much shimmer you want.
By FIFA Fashion, I mean 'sitting-on-the-couch-at-home' Fashion =D
Georgette Top ~ VOI
Denim Hot Pants ~ New Look
~ Products Used ~
Face ~ Skin Food Mushroom BB Cream #2, MAC Mineralize Skinfinish (Light/Medium)
Blush ~ Nyx Blush in Peach
Eyes~ NYX Brown Eyes 10 Eyeshadow Palette: 1 on brow bone & inner corners, 2 all over lid, 3 crease and 4 blended on the outer corners and crease. Bourjois Effet Smoky Eyes Pencil in Smoked Brown to line upper and lower lash line, Loreal Ultra Volume Collagene Mascara. MAC Brow Set Beguile on eyebrows